Rakesh Roshan will watch ‘Kaabil’ again, but won’t see ‘Raees’

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Filmmaker Rakesh Roshan says he will be happy to watch his movie “Kaabil” featuring son Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam again, instead of watching Shah Rukh Khan “Raees”. Both films are releasing on Wednesday.

At a special screening of “Kaabil” held here on Monday, Rakesh Roshan was asked whether he will be watching “Raees” as it is releasing on the same day. But he said: “No, I will watch ‘Kaabil’ once again.”

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Hrithik had recently said in an interview that his father was hurt over the clash of “Raees” and “Kaabil”.

“My father plans his life very well. He was also very careful. ‘Kaabil’ was about to get over in October. But he did not want to release it in November or December last year as the dates were already taken by someone else and it would not have been fair. He decided to go to January as he didn’t want to put any other producer in distress.

“My father is careful and concerned for others so he also expects other to be the same way. He is a little hurt and upset. But he is graceful about it. You can’t control the world you can only control your reaction and our reaction is very graceful so now let’s see,” Hrithik said earlier in an interview.

Talking about his son’s performance, he said: “Hrithik has given a wonderful performance. He has set a path for all the new actors to follow him, to see as an actor how good he is. I am proud of him not because he is my son, but (because) he is a fine actor.”

The special screening was attended by celebrities Anil Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Sussanne Khan, Javed Akhtar, Kunal Kohli, Urvashi Rautela, Ahmed Khan and more.

“I loved the film and Hrithik’s performance,” said Sonam, while Anil said: “The film will have a very good run at the box office.”

Writer Javed Akhtar found “Kaabil” — directed by Sanjay Gupta — an “outstanding” and “trendsetter” film.

One of the first big box office clashes of 2017 will be witnessed on January 25, when Kaabil and Raees will hit the theaters on the same day.

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